|Excellence in Education Award Finalists and Winning Projects
The New Horizons Excellence in Education (EIE) awards acknowledge those who promote student success within the VCCS. Student success is enhanced by an array of strategies: pen and paper as well as mouse and keyboard, collaborative work, classroom assessments, and dynamic discussions prompted by thoughtful questions. All of these strategies, and others, can find a home and be celebrated in these awards.
Within the EIE awards there are three categories: 1) Best Practices in Teaching Face-to-Face, Online and Student Success, 2) Improving Student Success – Institutional, and 3) Innovative Use of Technology in the Face-to-Face and Online Classroom. This year we have 15 finalists selected from these categories.
Finalists will present their projects to the EIE panel of judges on Wednesday (3/21) from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom. Judging will be closed to the public. All are welcome to meet with the finalists and talk with them about their projects during the EIE reception on Wednesday (3/21) evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom. Winners will be announced at our EIE awards banquet on Thursday (3/22) evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Roanoke Ballroom.
We are pleased to announce this year’s finalists:
Best Practices in Teaching Face-to-Face, Online and Student Success
Video Lecture Capturing with Panopto/Smart Sympodium: What’s in it for Teachers and Students - WINNING PROJECT!
Sam Dillender, Lord Fairfax
Nursing Idol: An Intellectual Competition
Bonnie Dixon, Germanna
Team Members: Alice Doeppe, Germanna and Mary Blessing Gilkey, Germanna
Incorporating Interactive Lesson Plans Using a Digital Film Streaming System to Enhance Student Learning
Stacey Effrig, Blue Ridge
Enter the Blogosphere: An Approach to Critical Thinking Using Blogs - RUNNER-UP PROJECT!
Gloria Howell, Blue Ridge
Tidewater Community College Online Quality Assurance Initiative
John Morea, Tidewater
Team Members: Cynthia Cadieux, Tidewater; Michele Marits, Tidewater; Susanne Rauch, Tidewater; Fred Cole, Tidewater; Susan Nickens, Tidewater; Debra Wells, Tidewater; Bill Harlow, Tidewater; Lynn Rainard, Tidewater; and Mike Williams,Tidewater
Angela Trefethen, Tidewater
Improving Student Success - Institutional
Empirical Needs Analysis: A Prelude to Action Research that Enhances Persistence and Success in Distance Learning Courses
Sandra Fulton, J. Sargeant Reynolds
End of Course Evaluations
Kim Grewe, Eastern Shore
Team Members: Bill Harlow, Tidewater; Carol Ann McGarrity, Eastern Shore
Recipe for Success - WINNING PROJECT!
Marlena Jarboe, Blue Ridge
Team Members: Julie Foster, Blue Ridge
Computers for Student Success - RUNNER-UP PROJECT!
Gary Noah, Tidewater
Team Members: Tom Nichols, Tidewater
Innovative Use of Technology in the Face-to-Face and Online Classroom
Enroll 2.0 - RUNNER-UP PROJECT!
C.J. Bracken, J. Sargeant Reynolds
Team Members: Tamela Crickenberger, Central Virginia; Colleen Kehoe, VCU (formerly of Piedmont Virginia); and Ken Fairbanks, Wytheville
Extending On-campus Engineering Videos to Off-campus Students
Bill Harlow, Tidewater
Team Members: David Carter-Tod, Greenfield Office; Paul Gordy, Tidewater; Stephen Ezzell, Tidewater; and Mary Hanlin, Tidewater
Online VA Independent Automobile Dealers Association Certification Course
Bill Harlow, Tidewater
Team Members: Steve Cushing, Tidewater; Mary Landon, Tidewater; Mindy Fast, System Office; Emma Gardner, Tidewater; and Shaina Yowell, Tidewater
Virtual Slide Use As a Superior Method to Conventional Microscopy and
Photomicrograph Usage in Laboratory Education - WINNING PROJECT!
David Moyer, Piedmont Virginia
Compressed Video Moves to the 21st Century
Leslie Smith, Rappahannock